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Z VII by László Moholy-Nagy

    Z VII by László Moholy-Nagy

    Z VII by László Moholy-Nagy was created in 1926. The painting is in National Gallery of Art Washington D.C. The size of the work is 95,3 x 76,2 cm and is made as an oil and graphite on canvas.

    Z VII, part of a generous bequest from the New York collector Richard Zeisler, is one of the first major Bauhaus works to enter the National Gallery’s collection and reflects Moholy’s thinking in this period in important ways. Here, an array of intersecting, colored planes on a bright, mustard-yellow background suggests various translucencies and projections. (Read more in National Gallery of Art Washington D.C.)

    About the Artist: Hungarian painter and photographer László Moholy-Nagy László Weisz in Bácsborsód. He was highly influenced by constructivism and a strong advocate of the integration of technology and industry into the arts. László attended a gymnasium school in the city of Szeged, which was the second-largest city in the country. Initially he wanted to become a writer or poet, and in 1911 some of his poems were published in local daily newspapers. Starting in 1913, he studied law at the University of Budapest… Read more

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